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's pension benefits an cut those benefits, adopted a multimillion dollar tax cut for multinational corporation within that state. so the state is not impoverished. the state is choosing priorities that are different than the citizens have chosen by adopting a constitutional protection of pension benefits. >> woodruff: andrew biggs what about that, and what about the bigger picture here, that the blame, that if there is going to be pain, the pain should be spread, that it shouldn't be mainly or even in large part these people who have worked so hard for these cities. >> uh-huh. i suspect in the case of detroit, it's not going to be mainly or in large part on the pensioners, it going to be mostly on the bondholders who are going to get hit much more. i mean steve is right when he cites the average benefits people receive from pensions. that includes a lot of people who spent a few years in public employment and are getting very small benefits. if you are somebody who spent a full career working for the city of detroit, you would retire with a benefit equal of around two-thirds your f
, detroit needs less government and more freedom. less red tape, less taxes, more money left in detroit. the answer to poverty and unemployment is not another government stimulus. it's simply leaving more money in the hands of those who earned it. today i'm here to introduce something i call economic freedom zones. this is a bill that will be introduced next week in washington. these freedom zones will dramatically re"uce tax and red tape so detroit businesses can grow and throb. he called his plan a conservative war on poverty. it's time we revisit some of the ideas of jack kemp and expand upon them. the bill that i will introduce, will introduce power and freedom zone. this political lower personal and corporate income taxes in detroit to 5%. my bill will lower the payroll tax, 2% for the employees, 2% for the employers. economic freedom zones will cut out the red tape that keeps new businesses from starting and old businesses from thriving. inside these ozones will suspend the capital gains tax. we will allow all small businesses to deduct most of what they invest in the first year o
figure. we are way out of line with countries like france and germany where taxes are much lower. at this stage of the economic recovery, small and medium-sized businesses need cash. they could bust because of lack of cash. it really needs reforming. >> let's talk about small and medium enterprises. what does this institution find here -- need to do to give suffrage to the small and medium enterprises? it needs to be frozen and then reviewed. these smes also need to have access to finance. fillre trying to for orders from overseas, often turning the down because they can't get the working capital. what they need is a business bank. capital ratherve than having to rely purely on equity. other countries have a business bank. the united states, canada, france, italy, germany has a fantastic business bank. very very important. >> we talk about the small and enterprises, the ability to pay taxes is critical. what additional support would hear?ke to do you really think he is going to give you anything in this statement? >> i would hope he would, but the export support area is a critica
that this is laden with risks and problems with morning sun just about everything. taxes and death no count suggests the worst air and higher taxes. eu membership month it's as scotland can forget about it the trident nuclear program david cameron claims getting rid of it is a bad idea in case of the book to a nuclear attack. my teeth and the roaming charges the immobile fellas if the split happens at the list goes on to stop the project the year by the yes camp they accuse the government of scaremongering stopped in to vote no and this is the white paper will prove that independence would bring about a jobs bill and a thriving economy concerns that resonate with voters this white paper answers some six hundred and fifty questions said that details give me the marquee their two main categories here one knows it will be negotiated during the transition period and another ideals to be made to become independent scottish government is in deed for warmth. they promise and eat a lot of breaking down of all the policies they want to pursue the system what a sad little supply coal to damaging wish list of
involving an internet sales tax. amazon an overstock.com were appealing the online levy imposed in new york state. but it's a battle imposed with results. what does this mean for online shoppers? >> all i can think about with this story is taxes. this is what it tells us we know now that the price that online retailers get is probably going to go away because that differential is really about tax. they will now be on par with the brick and mortar retailers and they won't have that edge they've had. we'll probably see less showrooming where people go to a store, they look around and pull out their mobile phone and buy the item online. we're going to see a lot more bureaucracy, states find municipalities making it so hard, so complicated, they're going to be dealing with a very tangled tax web. >> the potential tax revenue, though, for manile of these states that they would lose is huge. >> that's why these states are saying i want amazon to collect taxes coming into products coming into our state. we need the revenue. >> especially after the financial crisis. >>
, not just a job. >> reporter: and allem, there are no new tax hikes or spending cuts on the horizon as a part of these budget battles. no major ones at least. so economists say that will also bodes well for the recovery. alex. >> kristin it, quick question about the president's schedule next hour. what is this, a saban forum he's going to be attending that and speaking? >> that's right. that is sponsored by the brookings institution. he's going to be speakinging there a forum on middle east policy. white house officials say it's up to the moderators to set the tone. i can tell you that the title of the forum this afternoon, alex, is power shifts, u.s.-israeli relations in dynamic middle east. the backdrop to this forum, the recent deal struck with iran to freeze iran's nuclear programs for six months in exchange for scaling back some of the sanctions, israel didn't like the deal. as you know, that created fresh tensions between the united states and israel. no guarantee that that will be discussed during the forum, but certainly one of the big issues in the backdrop. then of course,
insurance at a reasonable cost through choice and competition on this marketplace and tax credits that you may be eligible for that can save you hundreds of dollars in premium costs month potentially. to -- now that we are getting the technology fixed ande need you to go back take a look at what is actually going on. it can make a difference in your lives and the lives of your families. the president yesterday as onlaunches the second act healthcare.gov, encouraging people to go to the website and try again. the washington times this -- the president leader and chief on obamacare. -- salesman -- cheerleader in chief for obamacare. democrats and the president are expected to have a coordinated effort in pushing healthcare.gov. --e is a congressman's tweet what do you think about the rollout of healthcare.gov enter the president fire somebody? betty in albuquerque, new mexico. democrat. thank you for accepting my call. this particular congress that we now -- i believe the th -- hasnd 12 -- 112 title of the greatest do-nothing congress in the history of the united states. they have been held
, far and away. they're worrying about the andal year and higher taxes fewer opportunities for jobs or wage increases. the issue of disposable income and households daily challenged by the current circumstances. i had to leave you on something that is not very optimistic, but in looking toward the future, the near future, in terms of where we are, how confident are you that the congress and presidents ability to avoid a shutdown for the deadline, 70% of americans are not confident and that cuts across all political party identification and all demographic groups. they have very little confidence that they will make progress going forward on this. that has an impact not only on political attitudes but also consumer behavior. with that, we're going to show you a couple of vignettes to bring to life some of these numbers. thank you. [applause] ♪ >> i would consider myself to be middle class. we have a mortgage and we have a car payment, but we are able to pay everything off. i from poor to excellent would rate our family situation as good. >> dimeric, i just had a baby. there is a lo
%. the richest are taking home the most money since the 1920 1920'. some suggest the tax cuts for the wealthy, and there has been an explosion of wall street fat cats and techies. and robots have taken many jobs since the 1970's. right now it's $7.25. president obama has suggested bumping up minimum wage. if americans were paid for how hard they truly work, minimum wage should be $22 an hour. improvements in the economy are not felt by most people and that concerns the president who worries the american dream of working yourself up may be you turning into that, just a dream. >> just stark numbers. appreciate it. >>> now to ca capitol hill where congress has a lot on it's aplate, but it's not clear if lawmakers will get anything done. the white house is back in session and it plans to leave town on december 13th. the senate hopes to wrap up it's business on the 20th. let's go to capitol hill, libby, how much home i hope is there tt anything will get done? >> reporter: there is a long list of items that the republicans and democrats would like to sow get tackled, including the defense spending
. be the grandt lastin that dominated the three or four or five years. they're looking at any tax hikes that have been demanded by democrats. we are looking at tax hikes. they are also not looking at significant cuts to medicare, medicaid, or social security, which are areas republicans say needs to be done. instead we are looking at pretty small things and haggling over whether to have federal employees attribute more to their retirement -- employees contribute more to their retirement plans. they are also looking at things a spectrum that is going to be sold to telephone companies. they are looking at a small budget deal that would replace some of the sequester, the automatic spending cuts that were launched in 2011 as part of a but -- part of a different budget process. host: like can't there right now? caller: --host: why can't there be a grand bargain right now? caller: because republicans and democrats can't agree. all ryan, the chairman of the budget committee, and patty murray decided they were not going to go after the towels of the other party and just try to get something that was poss
used for qualified planned rules are overly complex and understood only by a limited number of tax professionals. a small business can not apply to them without professional help. it is a small set of professionals that deal with these rules and these rules are only going to apply to businesses for a few years. for that reason, facts and circumstances -- based on who controls day-to-day business is a much more logical rule in the statute or committee reports could list characteristics of management control and taxpayers would be able to make a judgment. -- a judgment as to whether they did --what constitutes what constitutes the employer for purposes. >> thank you, ms. walker. i would like to yield to the ranking member to introduce our last member. >> it is my pleasure to -- she serves at the hub for international insurance services. she provides compliance and consulting services regarding health plans and other employee benefits. regarding health plans and other employee benefits. in insurance by business insurance and was selected as one of the 25 most influential businesswomen
with tax incentives, to come back to the united states and start building our manufacturing base and get these lewd college jobs. are thelar jobs foundation of this country. there are very little now. back,if those jobs came -- in order for blue-collar jobs -- the argument for raising the minimum wage -- if you had those types of jobs -- for a person to survive on a blue-collar wage, what would it have to be? jobs -- ase-collar industry becomes better and better, the incentives and the increase in income will come along with that. that is what i am saying. there are no opportunities. the young people are restricted as to what they can do. if you have just a high school education -- i only had a high school education. the jobs were there when i came out of high school. it was not i thought. a kid with a high school education is pretty much in a deadlocked situation now. if he can even get a job. that is what needs to be done in my personal opinion. host: david in florida. caller: good morning. i believe that you are totally impartial and the way you do your job. thank you. i agree with a
the minute that this is laden with risks and problems with morning sun just about everything. taxes and death no count suggests the worst air and higher taxes. eu membership month it's as scotland can forget about it the trident nuclear program david cameron claims getting rid of it is a bad idea in case of north korea nuclear attack. my teeth and the roaming charges the immobile fellas if the split happens at the list is on its top the project here by the yes camp and they accuse the government of scaremongering stopped in to vote no and this is the white paper will prove that independence would bring about a jobs bill and a thriving economy concerns that resonate with voters this white paper answers some six hundred and fifty question and said that details give me the marquee their two main categories here one knows it will be negotiated during the transition period and another ideals to be made to become independent scottish government is in deed for warmth. they promise and eat a lot of breaking down of all the policies they want to pursue the system. what a sad little supply the hall to
handouts. he said lower the tax rate dramatically, 5% corporate and individual tax rate. school choice, education tax credits. various provisions to make it easier for people to invest in the inner city. he said, look, we tried government solutions. they haven't worked. so let's try market-based solutions, and that's his answer to a lot of these issues. i have to tell you, a steep road they have to climb. in detroit, for instance, in 2012, obama got 97% of the vote. mitt romney, 2%. >> does he actually believe the unemployment number? you know, there's been some speculation that it doesn't really accurately reflect what the situation is in our country? >> well, he points out the fact that for blacks, the unemployment rate is roughly double what it is for whites. and you know, regardless of what the statistics are, he understands there's a serious unemployment problem around the country but especially with minorities in the inner cities. he's saying that the typical liberal democratic solution is not the right way to go, that you need to go market-based and try something else because th
by some now is not the time to raise taxes, yet the house budget cannot produce spending bills from the appropriations committee that can actually pass on the house floor. in some cases, they appear to not even be able to pass from subcommittee. all the while we're looking at a sea of unmet needs and face a floundering economy. there is one area that can help break the logjam, not solve all our problems, certainly, but help us significantly along the way. congress should address the critical needs of our nation's infrastructure deficit. roads, bridges, transit systems are all increasingly at risk. we are facing an inadequate state of repair, construction of new facilities are on hold and we are losing ground in meeting our own needs, let alone the challenges of global competition. yet, this challenge is an opportunity for some potential progress. we know what to do to meet this challenge. we can write a new transportation bill that will meet today's needs. it just needs more money. there is a vast coalition that supports additional resources for infrastructure. the so-called special
to the town. just today i did twenty six people killed in similar tax on the very same town which lies around forty kilometers northeast of the city of that but with certain touch of the human rights as the ball than six hundred people have been killed across syria. since posting. he's in the egyptian capital five t gas that hundreds of supporters of the country's ousted president's day. i was in a cairo is iconic and tough risk while wilson was above middle c have been staging a protest demonic his reinstatement. to say that i can manage to enter the central square the very first time in several months will be seen as a symbolic date for the group. hosseini a new chips on the panel responsible for dropping the country's constitution but you today to continue with the two trials civilians despite stiff opposition from rights groups were consigned to be on the sweeping outs will drop off at people condition has now been approved meeting that a referendum will be held early next year at least four people being killed in new york's bronx a bar of term at true north suburban train to the rails on
for tax credit. he said we should convert employers to tax credits. estimates of that were that there would be 11 million people who would lose health care coverage, the coverage they have, and they'd be dumped on to different kinds of health care plans. so, i have to -- and, you know, john mccain supported a health care plan that had 20 million people lose the coverage they had. so, without better alternatives. so, i think the idea that -- >> i don't -- >> no, no -- >> i know. but i'm just saying, it's a little hypocritical to hear complaints about coverage loss from someone who's authored a plan -- >> all right. thirty seconds to respond about a plan that doesn't exist. go ahead. >> it doesn't, no. but it's your plan. so, criticizing the president for a plan that would have less -- >> ok. we have your point. mr. capretta? >> she's wrong. my -- >> i'm not. >> yes, the plan i drafted, which i would love to have congress and other people consider, would not actually affect the vast majority of people in employer based coverage because it wouldn't change the exclusion
voted for me, i'm going to raise your taxes by a thousand dollars, $2,000, these are people making 25, $30,000 right out of college. he's imposed a huge tax increase. that's a raw deal for his biggest supporters. >> and a lot of them are unhappy with the nsa surveillance? >> younger people are more skeptical. they were evenly split on whether id ward snowden was a patriot or traitor. >> are they unhappy with the president? unhappy with obama care? are they moving to the republican party? or are they moving to an independent category? where are they going? >> it shows the biggest increase in the independents. if they're disillusioned, right now the young voters are more disillusioned than they were in 2009. so it's looking really bad for the democrats right now. >> are the democrats worried about this? do they see this as a real threat? >> they have to. this is absolutely crucial that these voters turn out and i think they just need, the only thing that they can do right now is turn to other issues. you're going to see a lot of other issues. the president's talking about the minimum wa
. if they are going punt on entitlements and taxes, which they're going to do, they will not do it next year either, are they? >> i am starting to believe that none of that can happen meaning structural changes to entitlements until we have another big election or some kind of big economic shock that forces these lawmakers to come together. the house is a big part of the problem but the senate is becoming a big part of the problem as well. this goes back to politics and the fact that individual lawmakers, republicans specifically are so concerned about challenges from the right instead of having a democrat challenge them that they are not going to cut a deal that makes them look like they are not conservative. >> they only have about a week left, will anything they will get done? >> there are things they have to get done. this year, we have unemployment insurance expiring for 1.3 million americans. there is a farm bill that is expiring. you can see shocks in the dairy market. there is also other housekeeping things. we will confirm another fed governor. there's a lot that needs to be addressed. >>
and find out why you may have to pay sales tax for everything you buy online and the fight over food and they are considering cutting subsidies to some of the world's poorest people. ♪ ♪ good morning and welcome back to al jazeera america and i'm thomas and coming up, in a moment the verdict in the terrifying attack on the director of a dance company of the russian ballet and let's see what temperatures we will see across the nation and here is metrologist nicole mitchell. >> i should apologize for it and don't shoot the messenger and it will be brutal in the north and billings and we pointed this out yesterday morning and i was saying it's 40, enjoy it while you have it, it has done nothing but go down since and during the day yesterday and now at 14. the temperatures will continue to go down today, not up, during the heat of the day so to speak so we will have single digits by later this afternoon. so this is what is happening, with the front coming in it's going to just keep funneling the cold air in so some of the temperatures that will be single digit today will be negative
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. had he to raise taxes in order to cut the $11 billion deficit. raising taxes is not something that's designed to make you very popular as well as cutting government spending. i spoke with the finance minister and he's pretty b buoyant. the public outcry on that, people are pretty pleased. i did ask him, is this just kicking the can down the road. take a listen. >> we have to reduce government expenses in a way that will not hurt all the services we want to give to the government. the fight for efficiency in all the governments around the world is a hard fight. we know now things we didn't know before about how to do it because we've been doing it for quite a while. this is why things are better now. i think we're going to have a new fiscal rule which will allow us to reduce government expenses in a way that will allow us not to raise taxes. >>ing where do you see that in order not to raise taxes in 2014, 2015. >> i can tell you we're not going to hurt the budgets of education because we are an education modulated government and of course health and welfare. these are the budgets th
in 2008. if you gone out and said people who voted for me i'm going to raise your taxes by $1,000, $2,000. people making 25, $30,000 right out of college. effectively by making them pay more for healthcare is that tax increase. >> a lot not happy with the nsa surveillance. >> younger voters more skeptical of government surveillance it seems. division that a lot of people hadn't heard of edward snowden and evenly split whether he was a patriot or traitor among those who had heard of him. >> what does this mean to the democratic party? people unhappy with the president and unhappy with obamacare and don't like the nsa. are they moving to the republican party or independent or are they just staying home. >> biggest increase is independents. that's still bad news for the democrats. they need the base to turn out in 2014 and 2016. if they're dase luciened. right now young voters are more disillusioned than they were in 2009 before the historical republican wave in 2010. it's looking bad for the democrats right now. >> are the democrats worried about this? do they seem -- see this as a real
jobs are fine. the way to get it working again is to lower taxes. increase domestic energy production and that policy could really be revamped. it's really a shame. workers are poised to create a lot of new jobs. they have the capital to do so. the number one reason they're not doing it is because of the obama care mess. they'll have a wait and see attitude, see if they'll add workers full time or hire new workers and actually quite the opposite, laying people off and keeping them below full time until this obama care problem is solved. >> i'm going to give you a moment to respond there. let me jump in there. where rick leaves off. of course we know a steady climb in employment is better than being stagnant. apart from what rick is considering obama care as a blocker, what would you say are some of the blockers that are preventing more robust job growth to the point where we have that happy days are here feeling that permeates the air? >> i don't think obama care is the thing that is doing it because frankly i think most larger groups, corporations actually provide health care. i thin
and medicaid patients. and there are a number of tax provisions set to expire at the end of the year. congress often comes in and goes back and deals with some of that unfinished business, but they would love to get it done now. also the farm bill, that includes the food assistance program, or snap, and the defense bill. the national defense authorization act. and budget negotiations, stephanie. this is one that everyone is watching. because the last time congress couldn't come to terms we saw that government shut down back in october. they would like to get some work done now to get some ground work laid, stephanie. >> a lot of important stuff to deal with and not a lot of time. libby thank you. >>> mexican authorities are searching for a stolen truck carrying extremely dangerous radioactive material. it was taken on monday. it's not clear how much of the material was in the truck or who may have stolen it. cobalt 60 is used in cancer treatments but could also be used in a dirty bomb. >>> vice president joe biden is in china, but they haven't spoken publicly about the air defense zone over th
things could be dealt with retrotively. things relating to the tax code they will come back and take care of them as the year gets started but that's why people are calling things like the dairy cliff an important issue. $7 for a gallon of milk is something that americans will not be happy with and they are hope that they will come some sort of bills. >> congress is under fire, for not being very productive in the last year. >> reporter: that's right. it's being called the do-nothing congress from many quarters because of the small number of actual laws that they have been able to pass. we saw them push back today, a lot of blame getting thrown out around. and john boehner pointed the finger at democrats and the counterpoint from president obama and other democrats saying there needs to be more bipartisanship and the republicans are the cause of trouble here in washington. but a lot of issues have been on the table for a long time. the farm bill has been in talks for months and a couple of key issues keep getting in the way and republicans and democrats cannot agree on them. one example i
. >> the federal government collects taxes. kordova is run by the opposition who accuses president cristina fernangez de kirchner. the provincial government, arrival of arge tine president had complained that her government denied his appeal. he accused cristina fernangez de kirchner of shortchanging the province of resources. her administration said they accepted full responsibility. >> translation: there exists autonomy in the arge tine provinces and public security is one of these. it has to do with salaries. >> the governor claimed the police walked off their jobs in retailiation for the decision to shut down nor than 100 brothels, which had been paying off corrupt offices. they had been returning to work after being offered salaries and bonuses, making them the best paid in the country. >> translation: the police force returns to the service of the people of ko rrk dova. >> the governor vowed to travel to the capital to demand the government stop playing politics with their money. >> coke roaches may make you cringe, but they are an inspiration for mechanical movement and other scienti
and run its own schools with its own tax revenue. >> a new city for you guys, this is strictly about education? it's 100% totally about education. we didn't come into this saying we want to create the 5th largest city in louisiana, we came into this saying we want to take accountability for the schools in our area. >> but critics say st. george would take more than just accountability. a report commissioned by the baton rouge area chamber warns the break up would cost the city at large 53 million dollars, 20% of its budget. and it would futher segregate the city. baton rouge is already majority black, st. george would be a majority white by a 3 to 1 ratio. >> so now we would have white kids going to school over here on this end of the parish, white kids going to school over there on the other end of the parish, and in the middle, we'd have just the black kids going to school. >> there's also a major income disparity. residents in baton rouge make an average of 58 thousand dollars a year. in the much more affluent st. george area, the average income is 90 thousand. >> i think we have
a chance. what are the alternatives? you're not going to tax rich anymore. they criticizes as redistributionists. the cupboard is bare when it comes to fixing inequality. >> the president is speaking out to it. he's trying to assure the base he's aware of their concerns, chris cillizza. that speech he did yesterday resonated with democrats. what can he do. there's one pitch by progressive maebs of congress and allies that he could do mng by executive order. i'm not sure that's exactly true. he could affect what federal contractors pay. there's disagreement how much he could do by executive order on the minimum wage. >> andrea, i think it's unlikely, only because he would not wade into that territory at the moment, sort of a x-ray area what he could do, what he couldn't do. the speec he gave was a recognition. the speech he gave in kansas, it's very similar to the speech he gave yesterday. these are things he has talked about, inequality, growing divide between wealthy and middle class and sort of poor folks in this country. the problem there is while he has addressed thain
. they should welcome that, not fear it. >> at the beginning of the year when the taxes went up on the wealthy, the republicans were saying this is going to undermine the overall growth of the u.s. economy because these are the job creators that you're taxing more. that hasn't necessarilily worked out like that so far. >> you capital applaud what we got through the first nine months of this year. we're seeing some strength. i don't think that move helped overall growth. did he it will for other reasons, fairness in taxation. i understand that. the thing weigh need to look for is whether the jobs we're now getting will come from new businesses. historically, new job growth comes from new business escreation. can we see that change, great. >> give me your forecast for 2014. >> i still think we're seeing modest growth, ramping up from 2% to something like 2.4, maybe 2.6. i would like to see us at 3.5. >> 3.6 is pretty impressive. >> we like the sound of 2.6. >> i'd like to see 5 or 6%. douglas aikin, thanks very much for coming in. always good to have you here at cnn. >>> today people in south af
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bargain -- >> it will not be the grand bargain. they will be looking at tax hikes, but not looking at significant cuts to medicare, medicaid, or for social security, which are areas republicans say need something to be done. they are looking at a pretty small thing, over whether to have a federal employees contribute more to their retirement plans. democrats are trying to keep them lower than republicans. getting looking at funds by selling a spectrum that will be sold to telephone companies. they are looking at a small touch deal that would replace some of the sequester, the automatic spending cuts that were launched in 2011. that was part of a different edge process. host: why can't there be such an desk something like a grand bargain? guest: the two parties can agree. are not willing to cut medicaid, and republicans are not willing to do tax hikes. paul ryan and patty murray basically decided that they were not going to go after the sacred cow of the other party. they were just going to it something that was possible, and they decided by looking at all these failed attempts in t
on entitlements and taxes, which they're going to do, they will not do it next year either, are they? >> i am starting to believe that none of that can happen meaning structural changes to entitlements until we have another big election or some kind of big economic shock that forces these lawmakers to come together. the house is a big part of the problem but the senate is becoming a big part of the problem as well. this goes back to politics and the fact that individual lawmakers, republicans specifically are so concerned about challenges from the right instead of having a democrat challenge them that they are not going to cut a deal that makes them look like they are not conservative. >> they only have about a week left, will anything they will get done? >> there are things they have to get done. this year, we have unemployment insurance expiring for 1.3 million americans. there is a farm bill that is expiring. you can see shocks in the dairy market. there is also other housekeeping things. we will confirm another fed governor. there's a lot that needs to be addressed. >> they will be leavin
prominent taxes were slashed for the wealthiest while investments, things that made us all richer like schools and infrastructure, were allowed to wither. and for certain period of time time we could ignore this weakening economic foundation in part because more families were relying on two earners as women enter the workforce. we took on more debt financed by a juiced up housing market but when the music stopped and the crisis hit, millions of families were stripped of whatever cushion they had left. and the result is an economy that has become her family on equal and families that are more insecure. i will just give you a few statistics. since 1979 when i graduated from high school, our productivity was up to more than 90%. but the income of the typical family has increased by less than 8%. since 1979 our economy has more than doubled in size but most of that growth has been flowing to a fortunate few. the top 10% no longer takes in one third of our income. it now takes half whereas in the past the average ceo made about 20 to 30 times the income of the average worker, today's ceos n
decline. the gas tax has not been increased since the clinton administration 20 years ago. the future prospects are even worse. demands are increasing and deferred maintenance takes its toll while we watch the bottom fall out of the highway trust fund. we've seen a slowdown in revenue due to the near collapse of the economy, a shift in driving patterns while people, especially young people, drive less and improved fuel efficiency. it's scheduled to improve -- further reduce gascon sumpings dramatically with -- reduce gas consumption dramatically with plug in hybrid vehicles. it's time for congress to act. we've seen our partners at the state level increase transportation level in 13 states, but they need congress to act to maintain that partnership. there's a large coalition that stands ready to support congress. the u.s. chamber, the national afl-cio, building trades, trucking industry, numerous associations of small and medium-sized businesses, local chambers of commerce, local government, professional organizations, bicyclists,. the coalition is broad and persuasive, requesting con
, you need to buy rape insurance. >> we believe that abortion is not health care and that tax dollars should not be going to pay to subsidize abortions. >> the people are dumbfounded that this is even before it at this point. >> some are calling it rape insurance. michigan may ban abortion coverage even in cases of rape and incest. >>> also the jobless rate falls to a five-year low. why some say now is the time to find a new job in this country. we'll talk about it on the other side of this break. this is msnbc. [ male announcer ] here's a question for you: if every u.s. home replaced one light bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb, the energy saved could light how many homes? 1 million? 2 million? 3 million? the answer is... 3 million homes. by 2030, investments in energy efficiency could help americans save $300 billion each year. take the energy quiz. energy lives here. life with crohn's disease ois a daily game of "what if's". what if my abdominal pain and cramps come back? what if the plane gets delayed? what if i can't hide my symptoms? what if? but what if the most important que
dominated discussions. negotiators are looking at any tax hikes. they're also not looking at significant cuts to medicare, medicaid or social security. instead of looking at small is more to their retirement plans. they're trying to keep that a bit lower. they're also looking at funds by selling a spectrum. looking at a small budget deal. this is part of a different budget process. >> why can there be something like a grand bargain right now? democrats are not willing to do any kind of medicare and medicaid. republicans are not willing to do any tax hikes. ryan and patty murray basically decided that they were not going to go after the sacred cow of the other party. they are trying to get something that was possible. we are not even going to go there this time. host: talking with ian swanson of "the hill." even if there is a agreement made this week, there will be a budget battle for 2014. caller: one thing this he'll will not do is raise the debt ceiling. at some point next year they are going to have to do that. it is a little difficult to forecast exactly one that is going to be. in p
and will this year as well. rabbi see taxes this year the combined will focus special attention on youth and technology something unique about this deal with the aim not just a bug in this country above above around the world. it's we have a special campaign the youth activity. it's a social media campaign the school to share the lights and dumb. you could if you go to facebook for such a delight to see the information. but if you take a picture of yourself if you're between the ages of thirteen of thirty five to take a picture of yourself with a menorah and tag yourself and then use that stuck shut the lights. you could win some fabulous prizes statistic it's around the world. xbox is a station that sector. in addition to holding the social media campaign the year the banksia that lets the whole deposit that with his family and helping the community. i'm soo the right to treat and one in london. the so one thousand supporters receipts for a golden dawn had gathered at parliament to protest the attainment of the party's leader and two additional lawmakers the crowd wait to read classics
... gun control... the gap between rich and poor... job creation... climate change... tax policy... the economy... iran... healthcare... ad guests on all sides of the debate. >> this is a right we should all have... >> it's just the way it is... >> there's something seriously wrong... >> there's been acrimony... >> the conservative ideal... >> it's an urgent need... and a host willing to ask the tough questions >> how do you explain it to yourself? and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5 eastern only on al jazeera america >> michael eaves is here with sports. kind of a shake up in coaching ranks in one nba team. >> not one you would expect at this point in the season. >> the expectations were high because as a player kid was considered to have the highest basketballisbasketball iq in the nets made a change to the coaching staff today. >> it's lawrence frank who has been reassigned to a role where he will no longer attend practices or games there was reports that there was growing tension between frank and kidd. they called the move a result
that this administration now has missionaries and navigators and a tax hour and a grassroots army organizing for action, all pushing obamacare. they certainly have their work cut out for them. twenty-one of 36 states now have embraced the president's so-called fix for obamacare to the almost 5 million people whose coverage has been canceled by insurance companies. senator harry reid is offering to exempt his staff from buying insurance through the laws of exchanges and the other three congressional leaders include john boehner,, nancy pelosi, and mitch mcconnell, and they all have told their staff to join the exchange. on wall street today, stocks in the dow jones down and the nasdaq up a fraction. european regulators fined six financial institutions, a record 2.3 billion, for conspiring to interest rate manipulate interest rates. mgm selling its remaining 10% stake on allied financial. the carmakers lending arm getting about $900 million. the government remains the majority shareholder, which received a 17 billion-dollar bailout during the crisis, of which they have repaid two thirds. the president co
on then stamped a protest as a tax raids on the beach during an ongoing come to find opposition stocks town. i get it. these happen if the fetal position one with the snobs who was thought to be and to support those remove fish baits from being the tracks in the float so we did so good since i've been given a two month seventy five miles north of copper to talk on the korean beauty and utility of the business. when given the tools of imported from just food and tons. you go to the judicial report to do this so this is when these groups remain suspended. this has been in the group of islands within the bnp and its allies began the nationwide to dump trucks remove from the cia did opposition alliance has been targeting village. he even bought the beads to force the government to submit to its two months that the upcoming elections the head and a kit that the government. the kid ticket system introduced in the nineties was the most by the supreme court which will subsequently scrapped by the parliament the opposition intensified its top it off and going and not done with it. the next day the bnp led
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